Quitman County, Mississippi (MS)

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County population in 2012: 7,798 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 10,117 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 886
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,109
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,453
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,063 (it was 1,112 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 405 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Quitman County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.3%), Manufacturing (25.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Quitman County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (69.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (28.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 3,929  (57.0%)
Females: 4,294  (43.0%)
Average household size:
Quitman County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,237 ($20,636 in 1999)

This county:

$22237
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $342 (lower quartile is $255, upper quartile is $415)
This county:

$342
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $48,018 (it was $34,700 in 2000)
Quitman:

$48,018
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,582 - $84,948

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $84,680
Here:

$84,680
State:

$150,007

Mobile homes: $43,183
Here:

$43,183
State:

$41,804
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $623
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $286

Institutionalized population: 164
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $56,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $482 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $523 (1.1%)

Quitman County household income distribution in 2009 Quitman County home values distribution Quitman County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.7%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 94.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 43.2%
Quitman County:

43.2%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.8% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 113.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 79 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Quitman County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $467 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lambert, Marks, Crenshaw, Crowder, Sledge, Falcon, Darling.

Quitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Quitman County: State Penal Farm Camp B (A), Posey Mound (B), Dry Bayou Plantation (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Quitman County include: New Hope Church (A), New Macedonia Church (B), New Mount Carmel Church (C), New Salem Church (D), Pawpaw Church (E), Phillips Chapel (F), Pilgrims Rest Church (G), Pleasant Ridge Church (H), Queen Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Denton Cemetery (1), Lambert Cemetery (2), Gleason Grove Cemetery (3), Tallahatchie County Cemetery (4), New Macedonia Cemetery (5), Youngs Cemetery (6), Posey Mound Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Pompey Lake (A), Black Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Mussel Lake (D), Island Lake (E), Blue Hole (F), Twin Lakes (G), Bear Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bobo Bayou (A), Big Creek Deadwater (B), Beech Bayou (C), Burrell Bayou (D), Tucker Bayou (E), Loggie Bayou (F), Thomasson Bayou (G), Sledge Bayou (H), Puncheon Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Coahoma County , Panola County , Tallahatchie County , Tunica County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.8%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 237
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 55.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 20 (45% naturalized citizens)

Quitman County:

0.2%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 1
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.9%

Quitman County marital status for males Quitman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Quitman County with a mortgage: 925 (65 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 950

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Quitman County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,12618
Mainline Protestant2,3164
Black Protestant1,3358
Other-1
None1,446-
Quitman County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Quitman County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Quitman County:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Quitman County:

14.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Quitman County:

39.0%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Quitman County:

Average size of farms: 751 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $133,575
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $238.82
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $153,075
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $144,954
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Corn for grain: 6625 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3439 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 43683 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 59056 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 594 acres

Tornado activity:

Quitman County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 3354826.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/24/2001, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 33 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Quitman County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Quitman County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 127.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from Quitman County center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Quitman County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (35%)
  • Philippines (30%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Nigeria (10%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Quitman County (%):

  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (0%)

Quitman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,318 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 810 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 71 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 90 (3%)
  • Other means: 61 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Quitman County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in state prisons
  • 16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Quitman County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 92 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,505.

7.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($20,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.27% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($15,592 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($4,781 average AGI)
Quitman County:

1.74%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Panola County, MS  1.49% ($18,833 average AGI)
from Coahoma County, MS  1.04% ($20,400)
from Tunica County, MS  0.66% ($18,813)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.46% ($20,273)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.98% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($18,667 average AGI)
2.25% relocated to other states ($7,134 average AGI)
Quitman County:

2.25%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Panola County, MS  2.21% ($23,722 average AGI)
to Tunica County, MS  0.82% ($15,000)
to Coahoma County, MS  0.74% ($29,556)
to Shelby County, TN  0.53% ($18,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Quitman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Quitman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Quitman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,815 (1,282 aged, 533 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.29
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8852.290
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 339.680
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61842.51

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1324.640
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1324.640
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.51

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.03

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,059

Size of family households: 792 2-persons, 525 3-persons, 370 4-persons, 202 5-persons, 101 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 869 1-person, 93 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,109 married couples with children.
1,309 single-parent households (183 men, 1,126 women).

98.6% of residents of Quitman County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,732,000 ($10163 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $437,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,893,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,539,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,064,000
Federal grants: $33,206,000
Federal procurement contracts: $364,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,666,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,648,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $138,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,264,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 802
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 581
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -805
Here -85 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Quitman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 36
  • 2000 to 2004: 180
  • 1990 to 1999: 519
  • 1980 to 1989: 676
  • 1970 to 1979: 671
  • 1960 to 1969: 420
  • 1950 to 1959: 411
  • 1940 to 1949: 362
  • 1939 or earlier: 294
Rooms in houses/apartments in Quitman County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 251
  • 5 rooms: 719
  • 6 rooms: 617
  • 7 rooms: 386
  • 8 rooms: 247
  • 9+ rooms: 149
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 223
  • 5 rooms: 309
  • 6 rooms: 226
  • 7 rooms: 83
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Quitman County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 540
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,457
  • 4 bedrooms: 307
  • 5+ bedrooms: 79
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 200
  • 2 bedrooms: 365
  • 3 bedrooms: 451
  • 4 bedrooms: 76
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Quitman County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 286
  • 1 vehicle: 877
  • 2 vehicles: 899
  • 3 vehicles: 305
  • 4 vehicles: 63
  • 5+ vehicles: 23
  • no vehicle: 320
  • 1 vehicle: 541
  • 2 vehicles: 192
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

67% of Quitman County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Mississippi.

Quitman County:

67.1%
State average:

59.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Quitman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.3%)
  • Electricity (17.5%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (41.6%)
  • Electricity (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 221
Here:

13.8%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 90
Here:

13.6%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

11.9%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Quitman County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $67,000
    General: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,201,000
    Police Protection: $444,000
    Financial Administration: $405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $405,000
    Central Staff Services: $361,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    General Public Buildings: $224,000
    Health Services - Other: $169,000
    Corrections - Other: $152,000
    Fire Protection: $97,000
    Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $143,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $71,000
    Health: $25,000
    Natural Resources: $23,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,004,000

Quitman County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $232,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $168,000
    Interest Earnings: $39,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $900,000
    General Support: $185,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,589,000
    NEC: $223,000

Quitman County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,885,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $800,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,781,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $625,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,279,000

Quitman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $683,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Quitman County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Quitman County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Quitman County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15471.1 years
Mary12877.0 years
Willie11874.5 years
John10675.4 years
William8872.5 years
Robert6472.7 years
Annie5778.6 years
George5277.6 years
Henry5076.0 years
Jessie4575.0 years
Most common last names in Quitman County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones11273.5 years
Smith8371.6 years
Williams7771.6 years
Johnson6875.8 years
Moore5074.1 years
Brown5077.8 years
Davis4377.5 years
White4275.1 years
Harris4074.4 years
Bailey3277.3 years

Businesses in Quitman County, MS